Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK, visit our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref 9387. A large frame military 6 shot 11mm pinfire revolver of the type known to have been carried by soldiers of the Confederacy in the American Civil War. Circa 1865. During the American civil war the south lacked sufficient ability to produce weapons in large quantities, due largely to a previous reliance on Northern manufacture. As a result, the South required assistance from foreign powers. Captain Caleb Huse was commissioned by Jefferson Davis to procure weapons overseas for the Confederacy. Huse officially accepted his commission as major in the Confederate Army on April 12, 1861, the same day Fort Sumter was fired upon. Most of the finance for the weapons purchased was acquired by the sale or direct transfer of cotton which had successfully breached the Union Naval Blockade. Huse purchased all the pinfire revolvers he could find, but he only dealt mainly with a large British gun importer, the London Armoury Company. It is believed that by the end of the war Huse had procured munitions for the Confederacy whose value exceeded $10 million. After the collapse of the Confederacy, he was left nearly penniless. Single action, with spur trigger guard, loading gate to the right side. Walnut grips, round 5 inch barrel with bead foresight and steel ejector rod to the right side. Probably manufactured in Belgium and may have been retailed in England. In good condition and working order. Ref 9387.This is an antique weapon and is sold as a collectors item only. No Licence is required in the United Kingdom. If you wish to purchase this item please visit our website andrewbottomley.com where you can pay by credit/debit card or bank transfer at no extra charge. Established 1968.